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When Will Gaza Be Built?
Saturday, March 7, 2009
It seems that the diminishing outlook dominant in Sharm el-Sheikh would not only fail to help reconstruction of Gaza but by supporting a certain current it would further fan the flames of differences between the Palestinian groups.
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Will Karzai’s Decree Be Implemented?
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a four-point decree has assigned the Independent Election Commission in the country to hold the presidential elections by April this year before the end of his term. Some political activists find the decree issued by Karzai contradictory to Article 44 of the constitution.
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Real Motive
Monday, March 2, 2009
The plain truth is that America will eventually set up military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan whether their governments like it or not. After all, power equations in the Middle East have always been married to oil and consumer markets.
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Historic Opportunity
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Palestinian factions led by Fatah and Hamas, after a long period of dispute, signed the first reconciliatory agreement in Cairo on Feb. 26. It is expected that this accord helps overcome all differences and grudges and its fruition would become evident in a national unity Palestinian government. It has been agreed that this government would be established toward the end of March.
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US and Syria: From Change of Tone to Détente
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Although no practical development has taken place in the volatile relations between the US and Syria in recent weeks and days but undoubtedly a new climate has been created lately in mutual relations between Damascus and Washington which are totally different from the past. The change of tone of officials of the two countries is the most important index endorsing outbreak of a new development in these relations.
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Assumption of Power by Likud and Growing Crisis in the Region
Saturday, February 28, 2009
With the election fever ending in the Occupied Territories it seems that the coming to power of the Likud Party will further complicate the existing crisis in the region and block all the international efforts to accomplish peace in Palestine.
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Israel and Extreme Rightism
Saturday, February 28, 2009
It is no coincidence that immediately after formation of a new Israeli government by Bibi the White House spokesman and the US ambassador to the United Nations explicitly stated that Washington is seriously working towards formation of an independent Palestinian state as a major plan of the Obama administration. Then can we conclude that the White House too is deeply concerned over escalation of rightism in Israel?
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Obama’s Mideast Diplomacy Team: The Option Ahead!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
The reality that cannot skip the eyes of Middle East diplomacy players is that the cycle of negotiations on the future of the Occupied Territories, particularly in post-war Gaza will require new rules. If the new American statesmen as well as the Arabs stick to the same policies and techniques of the Bush administration which aimed at appeasing Israel, Mitchell and Ross should expect nothing more than another impasse at the end of the day.
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19 Positive Points in ElBaradei’s Latest Report on Iran Nuclear Program
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The International Atomic Energy Agency in its latest report to be submitted to the IAEA Board of Governors in March 2009, has underlining full land and satellite monitoring of Iran’s nuclear activities and concluded that “the Agency has been able to continue to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran.”
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Afghanistan in Transition
Monday, February 23, 2009
With the coming to power of the Obama administration the US attention has been drawn to Afghanistan and Pakistan more than before. The issue of terrorism as well as operations of al-Qaeda groups coupled with the weakness of the government in Afghanistan has turned into one of the main concerns of the new US administration.
In a macro appraisal of the status quo in Afghanistan it seems that political solutions would settle the problems of the country better than military options.
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